02 Dec '11, 10am

Old Hubcaps are Repurposed into Gorgeous Metal Art Canvases For the Landfillart Project

Old Hubcaps are Repurposed into Gorgeous Metal Art Canvases For the Landfillart Project

Photo: landfill art: John Adams Here is one way to recycle hubcaps. The Landfillart Project is an international exhibition with 1,041 artists from around the world creating art on hubcaps. The hubcaps are from old cars from the 1930’s through to the 1970’s. Each hubcap, having been cleaned and primed, has been transformed by an artist using oil or acrylic paint, fabric, or welding. It's the brain child of Ken Marquis who has persuaded artists from every state in the USA plus 52 other countries to transform these ugly and beaten-up pieces of metal into something creative. His goal is to get people thinking about the amount of garbage they generate -- and, perhaps, to reduce it. Photo: landfill art : Katy Allgeyer "Old rusted hubcaps, or even old plastic ones, eventually have no use. They end up in landfills or in people's backyards," Marquis says. "So it made perfect sense ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/old-hubcaps-repurposed-met...

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